Earl L. Witt, Jr. (77) of Calera, AL, passed away on March 8, 2023.
Earl was born January 23, 1946, in Baltimore, MD to Earl, Sr. and Katherine Witt. He was most proud of his service in the U.S. Marine Corps. Earl’s experience in the Marines played a significant role in his life. He often shared that the Marines taught him core values of discipline, loyalty, perseverance, and service. He was quick to swap stories with fellow veterans and would go out of his way to shake the hand or buy a meal for anyone actively serving in the military. He swelled with pride whenever he was asked about his service and truly lived out the saying, “Once a Marine, always a Marine.”
The USMC also led him to his late wife of 52 years, Terri Witt. She spent those years praying for the Lord to capture Earl’s heart, and that prayer was answered one week after her death. Since August of 2018, Mr. Witt learned about a freedom he didn’t have to fight for and received the forgiveness, grace, and mercy of Jesus. He lived out his remaining years restoring relationships, seeking peace, and worshipping his Heavenly Father. The end of his story speaks volumes about the power and healing of Jesus.
Earl was preceded in death by his wife, Terri Witt; granddaughter Rebecca A. Witcher; grandson Earl L. Witt, IV. He is survived by daughter, Michelle Marriott (Paul) of Calera, AL; son, Earl L. Witt, III (Carla) of Glen Burnie, MD; daughter, Sherri L. Spears (Daryl) of Chelsea, AL; grandchildren: James Witcher, Richard Witcher, Jayde Marriott, Jonathan Witcher, Patience Witt, Shane Witt, Alexis Bennett, Steven Spears, Annika Spears, Vivi Spears, and Emery Spears.
Westwood Baptist Church will host a luncheon and celebration of life on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. A Funeral will follow at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo at 1:15. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the music ministry at Westwood Baptist Church, as this ministry is one that brought great joy and comfort to Earl.